HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH

7545 Main Street

Ralston, Nebraska 68127

402-573-6558

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UPCOMING EPISODES OF THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED RADIO BROADCAST

 

In our first episode of THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED, hosts Fr. Victor Novak and Mike Choiniere introduced themselves, the church sponsoring the broadcast, and the broadcast itself. In the next two broadcasts the Bible was introduced. These episodes are now available as Podcasts at: https://thefaithoncedelivered.podomatic.com/

 

Upcoming broadcasts will focus on what the word Salvation really means and what the Gospel really is all about. Having laid the foundation, THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED will investigate what Bible prophecy says about the restoration of the State of Israel and the part that Israel plays in End Time prophecy. You will not want to miss these fascinating, inspiring and faith-building broadcasts!

 

THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED teaches the Bible within its proper cultural and historic context. To teach “the faith once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3), means to teach the New Covenant Scriptures within the context of Second Temple Judaism and first century Christianity, for that is the era in which the faith was once and for all delivered. 

 

In order to interpret the inspired Scriptures correctly, we must use the Tanakh, commonly called the Old Testament, as a basis for our faith in Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah of Israel and his mission. We must, therefore, interpret the New Covenant Scriptures through the teachings of the Tanakh, recognizing complete harmony in all of the Holy Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation, thereby achieving sound doctrine (John 10:35). 

 

As Cyril of Jerusalem (c. 313-386 CE), a fourth century leader of the Christian community in Jerusalem wrote: “For concerning the divine and holy mysteries of the Faith, not even a casual statement must be delivered without the Holy Scriptures; nor must we be drawn aside by mere plausibility and artifices of speech. Even to me, who tell you these things, give not absolute credence, unless thou receive the proof of the things which I announce from the Divine Scriptures. For this salvation which we believe depends not on ingenious reasoning, but on demonstration of the Holy Scriptures” (Catechetical Lecture 4; 17).

 

Be sure to tune in to THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED radio broadcast every Saturday morning at 9:30 Central Time on KCRO Radio 660 AM in Omaha, and 106.7 FM in Lincoln, or via the Internet by clicking the Listen Live link on the KCRO Radio website: http://www.kcro.com.

 

For more information on THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED radio broadcast, or to access past episodes as Podcasts, please visit the Media page of this website.

A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT — This is HUGE!

 

Clear the airwaves, clear all the airwaves for the big broadcast — Holy Cross parish is launching a weekly Radio show on AM and FM Radio!

 

Holy Cross Orthodox Church in the Ralston suburb of Omaha, Nebraska is launching a weekly thirty (30) minute radio show, beginning Saturday, October 5th. The show will air from 9:30 to 10:00 AM, every Saturday morning on two radio stations — KCRO 660 AM in Omaha and 106.7 FM in Lincoln. These two radio stations have the capability of reaching more than 1.3 million people in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Not in eastern Nebraska or western Iowa? Not a problem! You can listen live via the Internet at: http://www.kcro.com/home/

 

The new Holy Cross radio program is called, The Faith Once Delivered. The name of the program is taken from the Holy Scriptures (Jude 3). Subdeacon Michael will be joining our pastor Fr. Victor in hosting this weekly thirty minute radio program, but the star of the show will be the Holy Bible. 

 

Fr. Victor and Subdeacon Michael will be teaching the Holy Scriptures from within their historical and cultural context. The Faith Once Delivered will be a program that will build your faith in God, deepen your understanding of and confidence in the Holy Scriptures, and encourage you in your daily walk with the Lord.  This will be a radio program that you will not want to miss!

 

KCRO Radio is Nebraska’s premier Christian radio station, and is celebrating 40 years of Christian broadcasting. For more detailed information about our new Radio program please visit the Media link on this website.

 

SUMMER CHURCH PICNIC

 

Holy Cross parish has been holding a Summer Church Picnic for years, but the one held on September 8th had to be the best one ever! The picnic was hosted by parishioners on their small town estate overlooking the rolling hills of eastern Nebraska.

 

The scenery was beautiful, the hospitality exceptional, the food was delicious, and the open bar was enjoyed by all! The picnic was outdoors and indoors, with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and other entrees, as well as a delicious variety of sides and deserts. The fellowship was warm and pleasant, and lasted well into the afternoon. Everyone had a wonderful time!

 

NEW CHURCH RENOVATIONS 

 

Holy Cross parish will soon be undergoing more renovations as we continue to improve and beautify our church facilities. 

 

Bathrooms in the church and the parish hall will be renovated, the interior of the church with the exception of the (liturgically) east wall will be painted, and the carpeting in the church will be replaced with wood-look vinyl planking. The new, hard floor will greatly improve the acoustics in the church.

 

All renovation work will be done on weekdays and there will be no interruptions of Sunday Services or fellowship.

 

We are excited about the continuing renovations.  You will love the new look!

 

THE NOVAKS TO CELEBRATE THIRTY-FIVE YEARS IN MINISTRY ON SEPTEMBER 29TH

 

On Sunday, September 29th, our pastor Fr. Victor Novak will celebrate thirty-five years in the ordained ministry, and he and his wife Cheri will celebrate thirty-five years in Christian ministry together. 

 

Matins (Morning Prayer) will be at 9:15 AM, followed by the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. A celebratory Luncheon will be held in the parish hall immediately after the Liturgy. There is no cost for the luncheon and the public is warmly invited.

 

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION RESUMES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

 

Christian Education for the 2019—2020 term begins on Sunday, October 6th. Normally Christian Education resumes sometime in Mid-September, but with the busy month already planned for Holy Cross parish it was thought better to postpone the beginning of the term until the first Sunday in October.

 

Our pastor, Fr. Victor, will be teaching the adult class. The theme of the class will be First Century Christianity (Jude 3), and the class will likely take up the entire term. The class will run from 8:30 AM to 9:10 AM, followed by Matins at 9:15 AM.

 

Since 1844, with the discovery of Codex Sinaiticus, there has been a tremendous and rapidly increasing number of archeological and textual discoveries that shed light on and clarify the Apostolic Faith. The discoveries are now coming so fast that it is hard to keep up. Today, scholarship knows far more about Second Temple Judaism and First Century Christianity than at anytime since the second century. 

 

This class will be looking at the archeological and textual discoveries, reading through important documents such as the Didache, and seeking to understand, apply and live the “faith once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3) in the first century. This will be an exciting and challenging class as there is much for Christians to learn and some things to unlearn. The public is invited to attend, and there is no cost for the class.

Grilling at the Summer Church Picnic

Indoor Outdoor Summer Picnic

Holy Cross Parish Display at Faith and Family Night at Werner Park

Fall Hayrack Ride at Santa's Woods

Holy Matrimony

Holy Baptism

Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist